Originally Posted by slingshot
Hello all I just purchased a horse three week ago but have just rode a few times do to saddle fit I have been going through saddles like junk mail lol .
Can some one please suggest a saddle. My horse is 14.3 hands high.
He has high narrow withers and also has a short back.
I am having a very hard time fitting him.
I have been told semi qh bars and full qh bars .please help..thanks
I assume you are looking for a western saddle?
As far as semi/ vs
/full QH bars, I would opt for the full QH bars,
And use pads/blanket to fill in the space for better fit.
It also depends on your budget, better quality saddles cost more.
If its brand new, and under $500, its probably cheaply made.
Go to a tack shop and look at nice saddles, TexTan, Circle Y, Dale Chavaz,
Tucker, Billy Cook (these are all western saddle makers),
And then compare their quality to the cheaper saddles.
At least you will be able to see, and feel the difference.
Then, you can shop around for a good saddle at a good price.
I'd rather have a good, used, saddle, than a cheaply made, new, saddle.
Good luck and keep us posted on your search